Tag Archives | Women human rights defenders

Bangladesh needs a democratic system and a robust judiciary to protect the rights of women and girls, must withdraw CEDAW reservations

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, and Odhikar on International Women’s Day 2024 In Bangladesh, the prevalence of violence and discrimination against women and girls is alarmingly widespread. Domestic violence, dowry-related abuse, rape, and […]

March 8, 2024 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Violence against women still exists though 100 years have passed after the declaration of International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Though 100 years have passed after its declaration, violence against women has not decreased. Domestic violence, violence related to dowry, rape, acid throwing, illegal Fatwa and sexual abuse are prominent forms of violence in Bangladesh. Poor women are subjected to violence relatively more because of their social discrimination. The […]

April 8, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Urgent alert : human rights defender under threat

Shampa Goswami is 32 years old and a mother. She is a teacher in a primary school in Kaligonj in the district of Satkhira. Shampa participated in a human rights defenders training programme run by Odhikar in early 2011 and is now a woman human rights defender, working in Odhikar’s violence against women project. In May […]

November 25, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Odhikar’s Human Rights defender Shampa Goswami of Satkhira was allegedly harassed

Shampa Goswami (32) is a Human Rights defender of Odhikar from Satkhira and a teacher of Mojahar Memorial Secondary School. She was harassed and threatened at the area of Laboni crossing of Shaheed Kajol Shoroni road of Satkhira on October 23, 2011, possibly due to the vocal protests against violence against women. On November 2, […]

October 23, 2011 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Women’s struggles on occasion of 100 years of International Women’s Day

Odhikar, UBINIG and Narigrantha Prabartana jointly organised a 3 day (6-8 March, 2010) programme on women’s struggles on the occasion of the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day. Under the title‘The direction of the women’s rights movement’, a roundtable meeting was held in the National Press Club on 6th March, 2010. More than 100 women […]

April 3, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Defending human rights of women : a note from Bangladesh

Since the early part of the last century, Begum Rokeya Shakawat Hussain was engaged in defending the human rights of women. Like many women of her time and as now she also used the notion of ‘Nari Mukti'(emancipation of women) meaning freedom from all forms of violence, discrimination and inequality. She worked hard till the […]

September 25, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed